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By Benjamin C. Pykles

This specified research of the excavation and recovery of town of Nauvoo, Illinois, unearths the roots of old archaeology. within the overdue Sixties, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints backed an archaeology software to authentically restoration the town of Nauvoo, which was once based alongside the Mississippi River within the 1840s by way of the Mormons as they moved west. Non-Mormon students have been additionally drawn to Nauvoo since it was once consultant of numerous western frontier cities during this period. because the archaeology and recovery of Nauvoo advanced, even though, conflicts arose, relatively relating to regulate of the positioning and its interpretation for the public.
The box of old archaeology used to be simply getting into its personal in this interval, with myriad views and doctrines being constructed and established. The Nauvoo web site was once one of many areas the place the self-discipline used to be cast. This well-researched account weaves jointly a number of viewpoints in interpreting the numerous contentious matters surrounding the archaeology and recovery of the town of Nauvoo, Illinois, supplying an illuminating photo of the early days ancient archaeology.

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